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Re: Micranthemoides

On Mon, 14 Dec 1998, Dixon, Steven T. (Exchange) wrote:

> There is another plant named Micranthemum umbrosum, also from the SE
> USA, with opposite roundish paired leaves which are not pointed.  I have
> no experience with this plant, but it looks (from the pictures) like it
> grows quite similarly to H. micranthemoides.  I gather that these two
> plants were at one time regarded as member of the same genus, but no
> longer.

I picked up some umbrosum from Houston.  It's a very pretty plant, and its
leaves are much bigger than micranthemoides.  It also seems much more
demanding, required more light and fertilizer balance.  Florida Aquatic
Nurseries stocks it.

   - Erik

Erik Olson
erik at thekrib dot com